Tuesday, May 28, 2024
WATER IS ERODING SAND EFFORTLESSLY

WATER IS ERODING SAND EFFORTLESSLY

– Omi ńwọ́ ‘Yanrì Gẹrẹrẹ (YORUBA)

Omi n’wo yanrin gerere o,

Omi n’wo yanrin gerere,

Omi o l’owo, omi o l’ese,

Omi n’wo yanrin gerere-e-e.

Alasuwada, p’ara’da o,

Alasuwada, p’ara’da,

Ojo ti mo da, ko-i pe o,

Alasuwada, p’ara’da-a-a.

Ewe iyeye, igba ni o,

Ewe iyeye, igba ni,

Owo ti mo ni ko-i to o,

Ewe iyeye, igba ni-i-i.

(ENGLISH TRANSLATION BY DELE AJAJA)

Water is eroding sand effortlessly,

Water is eroding sand effortlessly,

Water has no hands, water has no legs,

Water is eroding sand effortlessly.

Shaper of destiny, reconfigure things,

Shaper of destiny, reconfigure things,

The day I’m destined to expire hasn’t arrived,

Shaper of destiny, reconfigure things.

Hog-plum leaves are plentiful (in 200s,)

Hog-plum leaves are plentiful (in 200s,)

The fortune I have is not sufficient yet,

Hog-plum leaves are plentiful (in 200s.)

IMAGE: Hog-plum leaves are plentiful.

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